Manchester City Vs Brighton and Hove Albion: The SportsRush brings you the Dream11 prediction between Manchester City and Brighton.
Manchester City will invite Brighton and Hove Albion to the Etihad Stadium in a Saturday evening fixture. The Citizens are second in the league with seven points, while their opponents have procured four points making a relatively good start to the season.
The Citizens thumped West Ham United in the opening weekend of the Premier League season with a 5-0 win. This is followed by a 2-2 draw with Spurs, and a 3-1 victory over Bournemouth. It is valiant that the fearless opponents have been able to go neck-to-neck with Pep Guardiola’s side, who have shown signs of defensive problems at times.
The hosts are the favourites, but the visitors could spring a surprise should they be attacking in their approach.
We shall look at the Dream11 team between Manchester City and Brighton and Hove Albion.
MANCHESTER CITY PREDICTED STARTING LINEUP:
Ederson Moraes, Kyle Walker, Nicolas Otamendi, Aymeric Laporte, Aleksander Zinchenko, Rodri, Kevin De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva, Riyad Mahrez, Raheem Sterling, Sergio Aguero.
BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION PREDICTED STARTING LINEUP:
Matt Ryan, Shane Duffy, Lewis Dunk, Dan Burn, Martin Montoya, Davy Propper, Dale Stephens, Solly March, Pascal Gross, Leandro Trossard, Glenn Murray.
MANCHESTER CITY VS BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION DREAM11 PREDICTED LINEUP
Ederson Moraes: Ederson is Manchester City’s number one custodian. The Brazilian will be untested for the majority of the game because of the capability of the Citizens to keep their ball.
Lewis Dunk: Lewis Dunk is the most important defender for Brighton and Hove Albion. The defender will be crucial in keeping his opponents in check, while he could contribute to the final third with his set-piece prowess.
Aymeric Laporte: Aymeric Laporte is the pacesetter in this Citizens team. The Frenchman, who finally received the call up from his country, is crucial to the host’s hopes of keeping a clean sheet. He can notch up goals from the corner and free kicks too.
Aleksander Zinchenko: Aleksander Zincheko will start for the fourth time in a row. The left-back has an abundance of energy and makes overlapping runs over the wingers at times. He can create goals and does the defensive part of the game up to scratch.
Rodri: Rodri likes to sit back with the City defence and dictate the play from the bank. The Spaniard will be hoping to win aerials, like he always does. His positioning and passing is top-notch.
Davy Propper: Davy Propper is an exceptional midfield. The Dutchman makes plenty of runs in the defensive and offensive part of the game. With one assist to his name this campaign, Propper will be hoping to unsettle his opponent’s midfield.
Kevin De Bruyne: Kevin De Bruyne has been in an outstanding shape this season. The attacking midfielder has racked up four assists in last three assists, becoming an integral player of Pep Guardiola’s attacking system.
Pascal Gross: Pascal Gross is yet to find his feet this season. The Brighton midfielder operates through the right side of the midfield and has the knack of scoring goals from tough angles.
Sergio Aguero (VC): Pep Guardiola has to decide between Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus in the middle. The latter started last game, providing a chance for the all-time leading scorer to lead the line against Brighton. Aguero’s brilliance is not explainable as he possesses all characteristics as an attacker.
Raheem Sterling (C): Raheem Sterling is City’s leading scorer with five goals this campaign. The forward has stepped up his game, especially in his finishing part, which has seen him convert chances for fun. He has been City’s main man last season, and continues to lead the forward line in terms of numbers.
Glenn Murray: Manchester City have been susceptible in the set pieces this season. Those should come as a warning because Glenn Murray is one of the best in business. The experienced campaigner scored plenty of goals with his head and is the first-choice penalty taker.
Disclaimer: This team is made on the basis of our research for the game. This XI is what we think would work – you’re free to choose your own XI.